February 5, 2019

Small Is Not Small At All!

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There are days we feel fierce…

And there are days we feel fiercely little.

On both days—no matter how you feel, know that God is real and He is the Power behind it all. Meaning, whatever you do and no matter how you feel, He will go with you. Always beside you. His love for you is real. So square your shoulders and drink in this scripted mental and spiritual vitamin elixir. May you be strengthened for your day:

🔻You are more than a Conqueror with Christ. (Romans 8:37)

🔻When you feel weak, He is STRONG! (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

🔻He is a strong tower and the righteous run to him and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10)

Maybe you’re not sure what it means to be righteous or you don’t feel you qualify for it?

Wrong!

Anyone who seeks the Lord with their whole heart, or even a smidge of it to start, is considered worthy! Because our ability or feelings or capability make us worthy of nothing in God’s economy. But His incredible heart for you makes you worthy of all!

Absolute Royalty.

So hush your little inner man who doesn’t understand the ebbs and flows of day to day life. Strife is among us because we live in a fallen world.

Though all may not be ideal—this will never change the fact that His Love for you is Real.

For sure you can deposit that! And when you do, it will earn interest for you.

I recall two years ago (Fall of 2017)—I hadn’t been feeling very fierce. Flu had me knocked out and my appetite disappeared almost completely. I rarely get sick and this flu had me at the root.

Good thing I don’t make decisions based on how I feel. I listened to my body, gave it the rest and fluids it needs and knew that once I’m recovered I’m right back at it!

Though not feeling 100 percent, I competed in two major international bodybuilding shows coming off of all if that and faired well—brought my best package yet (as they say about your conditioning on stage).

No matter how you feel, assess what progress you’d like to make this week and plan accordingly! Take the walk of a Champion!

YOU are God’s Candidate for Victory!

~Nicole🌹

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February 4, 2019

His Eyes See You Brilliantly

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Nothing surprises God. He looks at every single bit of creation and His Created…you…through the eyes of what He designed and made you to do.

All God needs if for us to agree to trust Him and then we begin to flourish and walk into every ounce of possibility He has declared faithfully.

Your life an extraordinary gift.

Living life to the fullest is a compilation of foundational decisions on life philosophy –what you believe and stand for–and then managing those decisions every day. Each day knowing you are better made than the day before. Every day gaining clearer and keener focus, laser sharp, on what you were made for. When you find your niche you find momentum. You begin to duplicate the vision and then all out massive explosive growth takes over. Pure Gold.

Your value is like that of Pure Gold, but even more because your Heavenly Father has your heart to hold. Crimson Red, he bled because he couldn’t wait for this day to see you, greet you and cheer you on.

Your life is a Beautiful Assignment from Heaven. Carry on…know that Heaven walks beside you every single day. Christ wore the welcome mat like a man of chivalry covering the mud, mire and gunk of our sins so we could walk right over it without even a stitch of our hem staining our garments. Praise God today. You are Gloriously made!

~Nicole💜

February 3, 2019

But God

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Delighted

Night before last I had a dream.

In the dream I was standing outdoors near a vehicle of some sort and outside a house that looked like a shack. It was raining hard. The waters were rising all about, up to my knees in water. Someone had been trying to help me, but quit. So I stood there, looked up to heaven, and said, “This is it?”

Not a fabulous dream. So when I woke I began to pray about what it meant. Then I wrote this…

—But God.

My God delights in the impossible.

He loves to really step up and show out, declaring to his faithful, “This is what I’m talking about!” He gets a real kick out of coming to the rescue, and he does it with absolute style. Makes me smile.

Here are a few Biblical examples to help give you a clue…

Noah. He was in a scenario much like my dream. The waters rising all about—But God.

Then God remembered Noah...” (Genesis 8)

Then there is Moses.

He leads what seems to be an army of people into a promise only to be cornered by defeat. The Pharoah’s men chasing him (Exodus 14)

—But God.

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from you.”

(Psalm 16:1-2)

His Beauty truly abounds —

Circumstances in your life may look one way, but God sees from an entirely different angle. I think of Elijah next.

The great prophet of old. He cried to God—hiding from the Queen to spare his life the Lord reminded him that he was not the only one left who hadn’t bowed to idols (hadn’t compromised). 7,000 strong were those who withstood the test. God sent an angel to strengthen him with nourishment.(1 Kings 19)

—But God.

Does life have you feeling cornered? Do you have situations, complications or just a few questions that will seem to forever go unsolved or unanswered? See—I think I had this dream for you. God was giving my pen ammunition to build a storehouse of encouragement and nourishment for you so you can rise up and go get the victory!

God may not be found in the wind. He may go without notice in the quake and shake of the earthquake….

The fire of your trials may fail to reveal him still.

–Remain still.

For in the gentle breeze his voice just may arise and kiss your heart, mind, soul…reminding you that you are adored and the answer is in him still. Settle your soul. Rest your mind. Receive his love. Hand in glove he will rescue you. And I guarantee it will look pretty valiant and brilliant. He’s got you.

~Nicole

February 2, 2019

With You💗

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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Never be afraid to try something new. Never shy away from the extra mile. Never give up Hope of a dream in your heart or a purpose driven deep inside of you. God has anchored your heart there for a reason. Do not be afraid!

God watches over us each and every day with intense interest of His Love made known in our life. How cool is that?

“I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage.” Joshua 1:5-6

There is Power in your Path. There is Victory on your horizon. Not everything God does is like an InstaPot. He does things a little bit bigger. The benefit extends longer and the range of focus is stronger than anything one meal could bring. He likes to draw out the savory flavor your life can bring.

So if it feels like His Bow is bending you back. Learn to relax and get comfortable with it. You can be afraid or you can flourish—the choice is really up to you. But a yielded vessel always soars farther.

Go into this day knowing that wherever you go, whatever you do, it is a Divine Assignment from Heaven for you. It has purpose. It has merit. Nothing will interrupt the flow of God’s Mercy, Love and Strength over you that is also embedded within you. You are impacting people– even when you don’t know that you are.

You are Significant.

Don’t forget!

He’s got your heart—

And no matter what that’s a glorious start.

His eye is on the sparrow,

Oh how He watches over you.

I look at people and I literally think, “Beautiful“. I wish, hope and pray you can see in yourself what I see today!

You are precious and priceless. Fairer than 10 thousand. None other like you who can do what you do. You are created with purpose, power and boldness.

Irreplacable craftsmanship!

YOU MATTER!

~Nicole🌸💗

February 1, 2019

Fake News

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The Power of Fake News

I don’t really watch the news on television. For the most part—its all drama, hype and fear driven. Gone are the days of simply reporting the facts and allowing the people of America to conclude their own opinions or decisions about social issues or this and that.

Why has the news become fake? Because it has become all about ratings instead of relevance. It has become about persuasion instead of information. It has become about networks and sales over communication and just plain helping people.

When was the last time you decided to just turn it off?

The same is true for your heart, mind and soul. The Enemy of your soul wants to fake you out. He wants to sell you a line of goods about how dismal everything is, including you. He seeks to deceive you and make you forget who you are and what God says about you. He wants you to trade in your true identity for a fake one—the one he has given you.

The Devil is tricky. He will even employ your best judgement and your gifts and talents to convince you that you are walking in your true identity when you listen to him. He will come like the voice of reason and he knows best.

But here’s what wrong with all of that. He doesn’t know what’s best. He knows the amazing you are capable of so he tries to resist you and convince you of some plan less than God’s best.

What is God’s best?

Rest.

Rest in His Arms.

Allow Him to pull you close at night.

The Lord will not cause a fight or disturb your Peace.

Instead of saying things like “you’ll never measure up”, “people don’t really like you anyway”, “you need to feel insecure and distrusting”—God will shout your praise!

Despite your flaws (we all have them) He will sing your praise of every ounce of progress you make, how loved you are and how much he wants to do life with you. That’s God! Astounding to think the God of heaven wants to do life with us—but in fact He does.

So stop with the fake news the enemy keeps trying to feed to you.

Feast your mind, eyes, heart, soul on this—

You are adored and with heaven on your side you just can’t miss.

Keep following his lead. He’s got you and when it comes to His plans for your life—you won’t be missing a thing.

You plus God equals a majority.

Go with God and you never go alone. He knows the way and He will hold your hand as you go.

~Nicole

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Duet. 31:6

January 30, 2019

Power Gifts at Your Fingertips

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You Have Power!
Sometimes you just don’t know it…

 

Every human has a spirit that dwells in the soulish region of our body. The soul is the heart of who you are. Every person longs to fill it. Each man or woman, boy or girl, may fill it differently. God gives gifts to all mankind, whether it’s acknowledged or not.

 

You have a priestly anointing and a prophetic anointing. Most dwell in the priestly anointing. For example, you go to church, you read the Word, you pray and practice your faith. Priestly anointing. But then there is the prophetic anointing! Most neglect this anointing because they don’t understand it. Because they don’t understand it, they reject it. People always reject what they fear.

 

The prophetic anointing surrenders the heart to reach beyond circumstance, physical facts and acts according to what the future holds. Your prophetic anointing helps shape your future. You speak what you want to see and take actions steps in belief that it will happen. You trust God with timing and circumstances, but you do not shrink back or waiver in your belief. You stay plugged into it. God is the Power Source that fuels the ambition and changes the conditions to create the opportunity for it all to fall into the right place no matter how tight the space. This kind of atmosphere is where Creative Miracles begin to exist…Signs and Wonders appear…and people from miles around begin to draw near.

 

God loves the prophetic because that’s where the “magic” is.

 

“Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives–especially the ability to prophesy.” 1 Cor. 14:1

January 29, 2019

‘Waken

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Smelted

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He is the deepest Lover of your Soul and he believes you are made of pure gold.

May this year, be a golden year.

Gold is costly.
Gold is lustrous and exclusive.
It is not readily available to everybody.
Gold is hard like a rock, yet able to become fluid and easy to handle when it is melted.
Gold has worth of glorious measure.

Arise from your golden slumber and enter the very chambers of God.
His plans are always the right plans.

“How gracious he will be when you cry for help. As soon as he hears, he will answer you.” Isaiah 30:19

January 27, 2019

Fortitude

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Life is a delicate balancing act. You’ve got fortitude and strength. You have power to hold it together. Though gravity and outside forces pull against you and try to force you down, out and in directions contrary to the Destination designed for you- you shall not break. You may bend, and bending is good for it demonstrates a spirit of unity toward all that is good…

You will not break.

Dig Deep, Beloved…for loved deeply is who you are.

Live a life made Complete and shine brighter than the stars.

Iron sharpens iron…

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
Proverbs 27:17

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Don’t quit. Don’t give up. Do not lose heart. God gave you a big heart and it is full of purpose. Your Reason is what carries you through every season. So instead of shrinking back or slowing down…RISE to the occasion. Tenacity, Strength and Fervor are available. Watch and see as God carries you by His Faith through this entire week. Extraordinary things in the pipeline for you!

~💕Nicole

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.” Prov. 3:5-6

January 26, 2019

The Giver

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He is a God of the Extraordinary and has always been willing to take extraordinary steps and measures for you. He carves your path, He writes the road map and He is patient, deliberate and purposeful in His decision to walk with you. You need only grab hold of His Hand. He alone can comfort, exhort and protect greater than anyone else in your life can. He’s got you!

 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

Proverbs 3:6

 

Blaming others for your problem only perpetuates your pain (and your problem for that matter).

 

Look upward and INWARD to make changes that lead to healing. I believe the wisest of people are those who are willing to address their own heart and pray, “Search my heart oh God!”

 

Purity of heart is the only way to obtain the deepest of intimacy with the Lord. I don’t know about you, but entering His Court isn’t enough for me…

 

I want to be in the Holy of Holies. Absolute intimacy…Extraordinary.

 

 

This is what fuels my willingness to obey Truth. And when I think of the level of love He has poured out for us—I realize we have only scratched the surface of what abounds for us and He is willing to ignite within us.

 

God is such a Giver.

 

It is His absolute nature to Give. He takes delight in blessing and blessing and blessing. Hand over fist. He loves the look on your face when something wonderful happens to you and for you. Your smile and enthusiasm are contagious to Heaven’s Soul and make the Father want to bless you more.

 

But what of this blessing? What is it for? Don’t forget, Beloved. You are incredibly loved and Heaven delights to give to you. What will you do with the Gift? How will you use it? Will you regift it? Or will you cherish it and then share it again with others in your own unique way? What does your heart and soul long for?

 

I’ve been waking up every morning with a song in my head. I have done so for years. I believe it’s the Lords way of setting the tone for my day. I generally wake up happy with anticipation of what the Lord will share with me. When I have disturbing dreams or revelatory dreams about things I don’t want to know or don’t understand I struggle with it a bit more—but overall I wake up excited to spend time with my Love, my God.

 

The song I’ve risen with the past few weeks has been from the movie The Greatest Showman. I love this song. It’s beautiful. It’s like drinking liquid at the perfect temperature. It’s lyric soothe. It’s a love song.

 

What would happen if you took a few moments to listen and meditate on heaven and how you feel about your Intimacy with the Intimate One? I’ve included the link at the bottom.

 

Why do you do what you do? Is it for the blessing? The honor? The Glory? Or is it for His? I’ve been through so much hardship in my life—but I can honestly say, though I’ve had to give up much to go up with God,  I would continue to do so. I will give up whatever God requires to continue to hold His intimacy. Hearing God’s Voice and watching Him perform Signs and Wonders is breath taking.

 

Let Him wake up a dream is you.

May His Voice get louder and echo deep down in your soul.

 

Don’t look back…

 

~Nicole

 

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January 24, 2019

spiritual fitness

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I have been off of social media the last three days.

I took three days to feast my eyes on the heavens and a little extra down time in the mornings to examine the inside of my eye lids. It was amazing. I absolutely loved the break and to be honest—didn’t really want to get on any of my pages today. I’ve continued to blog, but avoided Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you should desire to follow me on any of these pages my user name is nikkimcbfit. I also have a business page on Facebook for all things health related called Advo/Next Level Sports Performance. I’d love to have you there!

I write exhortations for the soul and my Instagram page is almost entirely fitness/nutrition related.

But what a gift to open my Facebook page and see a few of my friends/clients who testify to some extraordinary things God is doing for them in the midst of enormous adversity.

Life is what you make of it. I love to write and encourage and know that I have a God given gift to edify and impart Peace to the human soul.
Yesterday I received a message about this—thank you.♥️

Spiritual fitness always requires a time of fasting and refreshing. I enjoyed my vacation, but now I am back! And I’m more excited than ever. Some of the down time I spent with my web designer creating my website. God is going to bless His promise to me and I’m going to get paid for my blogs.

God impart to you an added measure of value today. Begin this morning knowing you are loved. You can do all things because God cares about you and makes the crooked places straight. He is like a well spring of goodness watering your life. Everything you have concern of will turn out just right. Now tuck that into your pocket and enjoy the ride. The best things in life carry the weight of Heaven inside.
Let my words be like protein binding together every cell of who you are.
You are Strong.

~Nicole

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